Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton continues to concentrate on the playing side of things at the club, and not let himself or the players get distracted by all the nonsense that’s been going on these last 14 weeks.
Chris Hughton – hopes to strengthen squad
Chris will give the youngsters their chance tonight against Huddersfield in the Carling Cup, but he still hopes he will be given the go-ahead to strengthen his squad soon.
When we say soon, if it’s not done within the next 6 days, it will not get done – just think of that – but it could only happen at Newcastle.
Chris said today:
“The only way to deal with the takeover is to focus on the job in hand,” “The moment I’m able to tell the players something about any takeover then I will do. They can’t allow things they can’t control to affect them.”
“There’s no doubt the club will have the final say on who goes out. In my personal opinion, to put us in the best position to compete we’ve got to be as strong as we can and I’d certainly be delighted if we didn’t lose anybody else.”
“We need to make sure that by the end of this window we have a squad big enough to compete. We’re quite strong in midfield. We need possibly two or three new faces provided no one else leaves. I do feel we need to make sure we have the right numbers at the beginning of next week.”
One of the few bright spots this summer, has been the down to earth attitude of Chris, and his ability to keep the players concentrating on playing and getting results.
He’s done a great job, and whatever may happen before next Wednesday, if anything, he deserves credit for a job well done at Newcastle.
We cannot say that about the executive management at the club though, in fact just the opposite, they’ve been discredited.